Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Discover Me Wednesday

Montana Hot Glass on ETSY Fall is quickly coming upon us.  The leaves outside are slowly beginning to turn and there is a light crunch under my feet when I walk the dog through my neighborhood.

Dunniker Designs on ETSY
Route 4 Glassblowing Studio on ETSY

Providence Art Glass on ETSY  
One of my favorite things to do in the fall is go with my husband and kids out to Pennsylvania to Pick our Pumpkins.  We always go to the "Worlds largest General Store" called Country Junction

Allison Glass Art on ETSY
Kit Paulson Glass on ETSY
A couple years ago when we went to the Renaissance Faire in Tuxedo, New York, I saw hand blown glass pumpkins and immediately fell in love.  Hand Blown glass is a beautiful art  form, and like snowflakes, no two pieces of art are ever alike.  The following artists had some phenomenal glass pumpkins in their ETSY shops.  Everyone should have at least one glass pumpkin for their home, so head out to the patch visit each shop, and "pick" one for yourself.
Avolie Glass on ETSY

Tazza Glass on ETSY

Matisc on ETSY 

Jack-Line Studio on ETSY


Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Discover Me Wednesday

Today was the first day of school for my kids.  After they got on the bus this morning and I sat down with my cup of coffee in my quiet home, I began to think about what I might like to focus on for this weeks Discover Me Wednesday.  When looking for artists to feature here in the Meadow, I usually start with how I am feeling at the moment and then use those key words to poke around on Etsy and Artfire to find things that interest me.  

Cup of coffee in hand I began searching out words like "peaceful", "calm", and "quiet".   I just wasn't feeling it!  No matter how I tried to enjoy the "peaceful, calm, and quiet" house....I missed my boys and the chaos that they bring to my everyday life in the summer.  My mind went to what they would be doing today at school.  After some thought and a few more word searches, I came up with the word "apple".  As in and apple for the teacher.  

I found some wonderfully delicious smelling, tasting and beautiful finds.  The first shop is on Etsy and is called Let them eat pie.  The shop owner Paige is from DeKalb, Illinois and started making her gourmet pies in a jar while attending Law School.  When choosing shops that sell food I try to pick ones that have a very high positive feedback.  Paige's shop has 100% feedback.  You can find Paige on Facebook at Let them eat Pie.

Lauren Miller is the owner of the next shop I would like to share with you.  He ship is called Sunbasilgarden Soaps.  These are the most amazing soaps you will ever see.  I have loved this shop for a very long time and I hope you will stop by and check it out for yourself.  You can also find Lauren at her blog Sunbasilgarden, or her Sunbasilgarden Facebook page, or follow her on Twitter at Sunbasilgarden.
YES!!!  This is soap!!!

Caramel Apple with Belgian Chocolate, Cinnamon sugar and Pecans
The last shop I would like to share with you makes the most wonderful handmade treats you will ever taste!  The name of the shop is Nicole's Handmade Treats  and the proprietor Niki creates all of her confections out of her kitchen in Syracuse, New York.  I can tell you from personal experience that her giant candy covered apples are AMAZING!  Each one serves 4 people, but if I were you I wouldn't share!!  I have had a few other treats from Niki's shop and everything is fantastic and totally indulgent.  You can also find Niki at her Blog;  , or Facebook at Nicoles Handmade Treats, or you can follow her on Twitter at Nikid .